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Total annihilation: Mattis maps out the path ahead against ISIS | MilitaryTimes
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Total annihilation: Mattis maps out the path ahead against ISIS | MilitaryTimes

The Pentagon’s approach to defeating the Islamic State is now defined as merciless annihilation, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday, summarizing what’s become a more aggressive effort in Syria, Iraq and beyond to prevent the group’s foreign fighters specifically from escaping its strongholds once local allies have them cornered.

“The foreign fighters are the strategic threat should they return home to Tunis, to Kuala Lumpur, to Paris, to Detroit. Wherever,” Mattis said. “By taking the time to deconflict, to surround and then attack, we carry out the annihilation campaign so we don’t simply transplant this problem from one location to another.”

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